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Ulverston, Graythwaite,
Cumbria, LA12 8BA

01539 531333

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2018-01-15 02:56:18

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Check Website for latest information  1st Apr - 30th Aug; daily; 10am - 6pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Guided tours by appointment

House Open for Viewing: Yes

By appointment only.

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:


To see:

Rhododendrons and shrubs.

Admission Prices

Adult £3; Child under 14 free. Coaches £50

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: No
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: No
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Partially suitable for wheelchairs.

Garden Features & Events

Topiary and landscape by Thomas Dawson. Rose garden and tree collection

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
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Description of Garden

A woodland garden mixing the formal and informal within a dramatic landscape. The main features are the original topiary and balustrading by Dawson. The rhododendron collection complements the many interesting flowering shrubs and ornamental trees. Other features include a rose garden and dutch garden, a lady's walk and pet cemetery.

History Of Garden

Thomas Dawson was contracted by Colonel Sandys in 1896 to create a garden utilising the natural landscape. Knill Freedman and Dan Gibson's influence is evident in sundials and wrought iron work.

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